Category Archives: Arts and culture

Preserve Guelph’s heritage: donate to the Library’s Microfilm Fundraising Campaign

The Guelph Public Library (GPL) along with local author David J. Knight have partnered to embark on a $13,900 fundraising campaign to help preserve Guelph’s rich heritage with the purchase of a new ViewScan III microfilm scanner reader. This easy to use, world-class piece of archival equipment will turn local history into a more dynamic, accessible, and user friendly resource for researchers of all ages by helping to uncover, save, and preserve the lost past.

Creator of cartridge shell poppy speaks at Guelph Civic Museum

New Zealand artist Stephen Mulqueen uses discarded cartridge shells from the First and Second World Wars to construct brass poppies, transforming the refuse of war into symbolic and wearable objects. He is set to speak at the Guelph Civic Museum Friday, September 5th at 2pm, about the significance of his poppies in a talk entitled, Poppies of War and Peace.